EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Public Infrastructure and Economic Development (2017)
Co-Learning Plan - 2017
Authors: Dayne Walling and Matt Ward, 21Performance
This project will complete an analysis of federal, state, and local policies that have been effective in directing infrastructure investments for economic development purposes. The policies will be compared by the geographic context, program criteria, effects on equity, efficiency of job creation and investment leverage, and will be contextualized alongside traditional incentive programs. Data will be drawn from public documents, surveys and interviews with local and state officials, and policy staff in national and regional development associations. Lastly, models will be recommended for Michigan with guidance on projected costs, benefits, and outcomes.